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to attending law school during world war ii, judge battin served in the united states navy. early in his career judge battin practiced law in washington, d.c., and in billings, montana, later he served in a number of public service positions including deputy county attorney for yellowstone county, montana, and city attorney in billings. in 1958 judge battin served as a state representative in montana and in 1961 he was elected to u.s. house of representatives and served as a u.s. representative from montana until 1969. in 1969 judge battin was appointed by president nixon to be a judge on the u.s. district court for the district of montana. during that time he served as chief judge from 1978 to 1990, when he assumed senior status. judge battin's commitment to public service is clear. i believe his dedication to serving this nation makes it fitting to name this courthouse after him. i support passage of this legislation and urge my colleagues to do the same. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. denham, reserves the balance of
states navy, ultimately serving as an intelligence prefer for admiral burke, chief of naval operations. i would say the navy and admiral burke chose the best person they could for that particular job. .. i was working full-time and attending indiana law school at night and that didn't leave much time for marcia in to enjoy the amenities of indianapolis. but frankly, they were very few to enjoy that particular time. it was then that her newly elect a mayor began a remarkable transformation of indianapolis into it now has become one of the most attract david livable cities in america. as mayor, dick lugar worked carefully with the indiana general assembly, then governor would come to extend the boundaries of the city and merge indianapolis and marion county to provide common essential service is more efficiently, a concept that called unit of. unit of wasn't without conversely because of dick lugar's vision, careful negotiations and decisive action, indianapolis became a model for other cities across the nation. when the law took effect in 1970 indianapolis population rose from 476,000 to 7
of the united states navy, honor, courage and commitment. on december 9, twelve, pet -- 2012, the petty officer rescued ar kidnapped american doctor from the taliban near kabul. a veteran of the iraq war and a decorated navy seal, the petty officer died during critical injuries sustained on the successful mission to save the life of dr. joseph. a grateful nation grieves for him and his family. he strived for excellence, madam speaker. as a norwin high school student, peers described him as diligent and driven, always aware he would someday serve his country. he was a dedicated student and a wrestler. he consistently challenged himself to pursue excellence in everything he did. such dedication to one's country was also carried on by him. that is truly remarkable but it's also expected of a navy seal. among many commodations, he was awarded the bronze star, the joint service commendation medal and the marine corps commendation for service during combat. and now the purple heart. the bible reminds us that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friend. through his incredible
. there was a british historian in the 1950's. after world war i, britain had the largest navy in the world and they reduced the size of the navy. the laid-off sailors and dock workers. the agency running the navy was getting bigger as the navy was getting smaller. he made the discovery -- the size of a bureaucracy has nothing to do with the amount of work the bureaucracy does. it will grow unless it is reined in. the bureaucracy was getting bigger. if you get that kind of bloat, get in trouble and you change or go out of business. ronald reagan said the closest thing to immortality is a government agency. caller: good morning, everybody. do you think capitalism and privatizing is withdrawing the money from the united states? they charge outrageous rates when the government could have maintained the prisoners cheaper. blackwater getting outrageous amounts of money to do things for the government. think that is draining our money. the money% withstood and that is why we are falling off the cliff. guest: it goes on the subject of crony capitalism. that is businesses that are dependent on gove
. miller: i thank the sponsor of this legislation. she is the wife of a navy retired commander and is a strong advocate for veterans in washington and around this country and thanks to my good friend, the new ranking member mike michaud in helping to move this legislation to the floor. he has been an active and valuable member of our committee since his first days in congress and he himself has proven himself time and time again a strong voice for americans' veterans. i urge all of my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 3197. before i ask -- giving away the balance of my time. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend all remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. miller: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3197. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- the gentleman from maine. mr. michaud: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum i
the restoration of funding to retain at least three guided missiles cruisers that the navy proposed to retire before the end of their expected service life. the conference added an additional 3 tactical airlift aircraft that are essential of meeting the direct support airlift missions. these changes are essential to ensuring our military meets commission requirements. the bill also refuses to authorize another round of bracc, which i believe was first downed on a flabbed premise that assume the administration's proposal that it is correct. i refuse to accept the din minished department of defense and believe that force structure is needed to support our combatant commanders. i would be remiss if i did not express my concern with continued discussions on further reductions to the department of defense budget. while i believe the federal government, including the department of defense, needs to seek additional efficiencies, i reject the notion that additional cuts to federal government should be levied on the backs of our service men and women who provide so much. we hold a special trust for t
, specifically on re-enriching uranium. our navy relies on uranium and jean made it a point to fight for a domestic source to power aircraft carriers and submarines. without a reliable source of fuel, the navy wouldn't be able to protect the homeland or fight abroad but not only that, jean has been a voice of fiscal responsibility in her time in congress and i wish her the best going forward. my colleague betty sutton, i want to thank her for her service to ohio and the nation. we had a hard fought and extremely competitive campaign. throughout it, she maintained a level of professionalism and integrity not often seen in american politics. i want to thank her for her service and i wish her the best of work with her future endeavors. last but not least, my friend steve latourette who has been a friend, a guide, a trusted confidant and someone who i have looked to as a mentor. he and i both strongly supported a couple of issues, development of fuel cell technology through the solid state energy conversion alliance program, whose technology will increase the efficient use of the nation'
to this. they had an army of only 700 people. there was no navy to control the shipping or protect our shipping rights. the articles of confederation, congress realized, we should also realize, if we do not have an adequate or strong defense, not only can we not militarily defend this country but we don't have the ability of diplomatically of trying to reach solutions to problems without resorting to military efforts. they realized this was one of the flaws of america when they wrote the constitution. so it is not -- it is not unusual for them to specifically put in here that one of the responsibilities that house has is to provide for the common defense. it is not unusual that in article 1 section 8 there are several clauses, seven of those 17 clauses as well as the introduction talks about military defense and military preparedness. they recognized how significant that was, not just for the defending militarily but also for the future and the diplomatic abilities of the future of the united states. this bill deals with one of the few core constitutional responsibilities that we have.
to the farm bill. next, ohio, republican line -- go ahead, please. caller: yes, in the mother of three navy seals serving our country. with the sequestration they are putting in place, at it is going to be something that brings a lot of military personnel home with no job, and i feel that a lot of our special forces are going to be the ones that have to deal with all these other foreign countries. what type of jobs are going to be available for army personnel, marines, that they have been dealing with any military sense they got out of high school? caller: thank you. charlottetown, missouri. good afternoon. caller: thank you. in a navy veteran myself. a lot people are thinking that these men and women -- especially republicans -- who were elected to the congress are traitors to the united states. by that, i mean these men and women take an oath to protect the united states of america, and yet these people have allegiance to this grover norquist fellow. did they not realize that you have to have taxes to pay for these two wars that the republicans -- that was george w. bush who was in charge
healmem post" describes how the american and soviet navy circled your mom to poor, and watching each other. they got so tired -- circled, watching each other. they got so tired that they got close to making a mistake. boris yeltsin was president of russia. the norwegians had it with the rocket. the launch a whether rocket. the notification got lost in the mail. the russian generals came into yeltsin and said, someone has launched something at us across the far horizon. if this is an american nuclear attack, you have two minutes to launch or russia will be obliterated with no shots back. yeltsin and thankfully was sober that day, relations were good between the u.s. and soviet union and he said, it cannot be the americans attacking. when we talk about the u.s. iran it, israel and iran, a shorter flight times, more attention -- the chances of something going wrong are that much higher. you also have to be concerned about iran with a nuclear umbrella. people say, iran will be more responsive. if you look at pakistan, they became much more aggressive after they got nuclear weapons. they starte
in the navy and every year on a ship they were ordered to push equipment off into the ocean so that they could get an increase in their budget to buy more stuff for the next year. we are buying tanks that the military does not use. i think that the pentagon could save money by using better buying power, teach those guys to save instead of throwing it in the ocean. guest: better buying power is the name of a pentagon initiative. everyone recognizes that their budget, which has not consistently since 1998, particularly a lot in the last 10 years, they are coming down on sequestration and something else, and there is a lot of push to buy smarter. there is a feeling that there has been some waste when you are flush with cash and the pentagon is looking for ways to lower their buying costs and get more value for taxpayer dollars. host: when you look at major weapons systems that could see a scaling back in spending, the predator drones aircraft, joint light technical vehicles, talk about these weapons systems. guest: at 35 is the largest program in the history of the pentagon. the procurement goes
the impact of our nation's loss. glenn doherty was a former navy seal. he was also from my home state. i talked a couple of times with tyrone woods was another his family. seal. sean smith, an air force veteran. we want to say thank you to all of them, to the fallen, and their families. they all gave to the nation, and we are grateful beyond words for their service and sacrifice. from the very beginning of the benghazi event, every member of this committee has shared with the president and secretary clinton our determination to get all the facts about what happened and why. we submitted many questions to the state department to be incorporated into this investigation, and we are very pleased that they have been. we have had a number of classified briefings, and yesterday, the committee heard from ambassador john pickering and admiral mike mullen. we heard them deliver a frank and comprehensive set of findings to the review board. admiral mullen and ambassador pickering are two of america's most distinguished and capable public servants. i want to thank them for their extraordinary servic
of a security that we are being provided with, whether the marines, navy, coast guard, fbi, cia, and s.a., a local police enforcement, code enforcement, sheriff, highway patrol, national guard, airport and transportation security, board patrol, fire marshal -- i mean, is an over abundance. we have become a police state and it has destroyed the fabric of our society. i do not see how we will get out of it. i do not see how home and security is going to save us. -- the disaster in fukushima, i do not see how homeland security is going to save us from that. guest: there is a veritable alphabet soup of all these to organizations that are designed to address a wide variety of security issues at the federal level and local level as well as overseas. and congress, just on the street from the studios we are in today, are talking about the fiscal cliff and how much money the government should spend on security matters. that is an important part of the conversation. host: david maurer is part of the homeland security office. -- government accountability office where he serves as homeland securit
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